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REDDSTAR Final Project Leaflet

The REDDSTAR  team are pleased to issue the final project flyer, which summarises the work undertaken by the consortium and the key successes achieved. Over the course of the project, REDDSTAR has generated exciting and novel results. Our findings have the potential to significantly impact the management and treatment of diabetes in the future, with benefits for patients,…

Report on EU MSC2 2015 meeting – Shaping the future of MSC Therapy

A comprehensive report on the EU-MSC2 meeting meeting in Leiden has been released (7th and 8th of September 2015). Our thanks to the authors – Danielle Nicholson (NUI Galway), Brigitte Wieles, Ton Rabelink and Willem Fibbe (all Leiden University Medical Centre).     You can access the report of the EU MSC2 meeting here.

REDDSTAR researchers convene at EU-MSC2 2015 meeting

REDDSTAR researchers from NUI Galway, Orbsen Therapeutics Ltd., Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, University of Porto, Queen’s University Belfast, Miltenyi Biotec, Pintail Ltd., Steno Diabetes Center and Leiden University Medical Center attended the EU-MSC2 meeting in Leiden on the 7th and 8th of September 2015.     The two-day meeting brought together researchers from nine EU-funded projects pursuing…

Debating Science Issues (DSI) 2015

  In its eighth year, Debating Science Issues (DSI) is an All-Ireland science debating competition that encourages young people to engage in dialogue on the cultural, societal and ethical implications of advances in biomedical science. The programme of workshops, debates and STEM careers promotion was coordinated through REDDSTAR for the last two years. The eighth…

REDDSTAR meets in Belfast- Month 30

REDDSTAR’s fifth plenary meeting was held at the Merchant Hotel in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK on 29 April 2015. In the morning, the six scientists involved in the preclinical work packages that focus on complications of diabetes presented an update since our last meeting. Future plans were discussed, including experiments focusing on the mechanism of action…

Debating Science Issues All-Ireland Finals announced

The eighth All-Ireland Finals of Debating Science Issues (DSI) will take place on 29 April 2015 at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 123 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 1. Through a process of single elimination, the field of 32 secondary schools narrowed to just four representing all four provinces in Ireland. This All-Ireland science…

Stem Cell Documentary Screening takes place in Galway

“Stem Cell Revolutions – a documentary screening” took place last Wednesday 12th November in Galway. You’ve heard so much about stem cells. But what do they really do? This screening allowed the audience to discover the history and ‘real science’ of stem cell research – in a documentary made in close collaboration between filmmakers and scientists. The screening was part…

REDDSTAR’s Exploitation Workshop

REDDSTAR’s Exploitation Workshop was held on 21 October in Porto. This workshop was planned as part of our ‘Description of Work’ to gain some external steering and advice at the two year mark in the project. ‘REDD6’ refers to the groups working on the six complications of diabetes explored through REDDSTAR- cardiomyopathy, foot ulceration, nephropathy,…

Cátedra em Medicina da Dor assinala Dia Nacional de Luta Contra a Dor

“Hoje celebra-se o Dia Nacional de Luta Contra a Dor mas também se dá início ao Ano Internacional contra a Dor Neuropática. Por este motivo decidimos realizar um simpósio sobre a Dor na Neuropatia Diabética”, salientou ontem José Castro Lopes, Professor responsável pela Cátedra em Medicina da Dor que resulta de uma pareceria entre a…

REDDSTAR journal article in Drug Discovery Today: Disease Models

REDDSTAR’s partner from University of Munich, Germany (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, LMU-M) have had a journal article published in Drug Discovery Today: Disease Models. LMU-M are working in the area of diabetic nephropathy and are examining how mesenchymal stromal cells may help. This new journal article focuses on animal models of kidney inflammation for drug development. The…

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